DC: The Poetry of Rising & Resistance

DC: The Poetry of Rising & Resistance

Busboys and Poets, African American Policy Forum, & V-Day/One Billion Rising, Present: The Poetry of Rising & Resistance Featuring Eve Ensler, Kimberle Crenshaw, Hollis Wong-Wear & more! A "Prep Rally" for the Women's March on Washington.  Please join us at the 5th and K location and get ready to march! 

Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment), and run for 10 years in Mexico City and Paris.

Kimberlé Crenshaw, UCLA law professor, teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law. Her primary scholarly interests center around race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. She was elected Professor of the Year by the 1991 and 1994 graduating classes. She now splits her time each year between UCLA and the Columbia School of Law.

Hollis Wong-Wear is a poet, performer, songwriter, and community advocate who lives between Seattle, WA, and Los Angeles. She is the lead vocalist of the Seattle-based electronic R&B trio The Flavr Blue, and was GRAMMY nominated for Album of the Year for her vocal performance of “White Walls” on The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

FREE and open to the public. 

Women's March t-shirts and other merchandise will be available for purchase

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